Article Out Loud - Defining Workplace Violence

History has shown many instances where warning signs were missed before workplace violence occurred. However, understanding the five categories can help organizations and agencies prepare for and, ideally, prevent these types of incidents.  

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.

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Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), ASIS International Member, and police officer for the Springfield-Branson National Airport in Missouri. He joined the U.S. Army in 2001, where his roles included infantryman, communications specialist, and squad leader. After his active-duty service, he joined the Colorado National Guard and became a police officer for the Town of Parker, Colorado, then later transitioned to the Thornton Police Department. He has spent nearly 18 years in law enforcement and over a decade as a crisis and hostage negotiator. In addition, he has been a firearms instructor, drug recognition expert, field training officer, investigator, and supervisor. He regularly conducts threat assessments and intelligence reports as a job function and is passionate about crisis intervention, de-escalation, and early intervention. He has experienced firsthand the results of active shooter and workplace violence incidents and strives to help prevent them, including developing a training curriculum from personal experiences. He is currently working on attaining a master’s degree in strategic security.



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